Looking for a salad that’s just as good in the fall and winter as it is in the warmer months of the year? Then try this easy-to-make and hearty garbanzo bean and assorted olive salad, which is great as a stand-alone meal or side salad, especially with Mediterranean food. The garbanzo beans have a wonderful nutty taste and buttery texture that pair well with the saltiness of the olives and the tanginess of the lemon and vinegar. It’s a fantastic combination of flavors.
Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, are low in fat and a good source of zinc, folate and protein. Pair them with your choice of olives (which have a high monosaturated fat content that has been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease) and you have a tasty salad that also is good for you!